This was first written by Paul McCartney as an instrumental in 1956. He added lyrics to the song in 1966. The song is credited to Lennon-McCartney. The instrumental song was part of The Beatles’ early repertoire. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1966. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by George Martin. The song was first released on The Beatles’ 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. An instrumental version of the song was first recorded by Peter Knight And His Orchestra in 1967. The song has also been recorded by Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen, The Hollyridge Strings, and Georgie Fame among others. A version recorded by Bernard Cribbins was produced by George Martin and released as a single in 1967. A version sung by Julian Lennon was used in a commercial for the insurance company Allstate in 2002. Paul McCartney’s children recorded a version of the song in 2006 as a surprise present for their father’s 64th birthday. That version was recorded at Abbey Road Studios and was produced by GIles Martin. It has never been released.
Now Hear This : When I’m Sixty-Four – Bernard Cribbins (1967)